Topic Tag: waxing

The Hair Growth Cycle

The Hair Growth Cycle It is important to recognise that the hair grows in a cycle, consisting of 3 stages.  Waxing the hair at the right stage of growth will ensure a longer period before the hair re-grows.  Hairs begin to develop and grow deep in the dermis in small pits in the skin called …

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The skin has 3 main layers

Skin 3 main layers The Epidermis (Top Layer) The Dermis (Middle Layer) Subcutaneous Layer (Basal Layer). The Epidermis is the outermost layer that you can see, and varies in thickness.  This section is subdivided into 5 smaller layers: Stratum Corneum (Horny Layer) *25-39 Cells deep, flat dead horny keratinized cells no longer containing nuclei.  These …

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Contagious conditions

There are four types of contagious condition: Viral – Tiny germs which can only survive in living cells Examples: Cold, Flu, Cold Sores, Shingles, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis, Aids, Warts, Verruca’s Bacterial – Tiny single cell organisms which multiply very quickly Examples: Impetigo, Conjunctivitis, Sty, Whitlow Fungal – Yeasts and Moulds that feed off the waste …

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Insurances & Memberships

Before offering treatments to paying members of the public, you should ensure that you are fully insured.  This will give you financial protection in case something goes wrong with the treatment, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.  It is also advisable to become a member of a professional body such as the …

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Personal Appearance & Professionalism

Personal Appearance & Professionalism Taking care of your personal appearance is important for presenting a professional image, and also maintains good standards of hygiene.  Always ensure that your skin, hair and nails are clean at all times.  Your uniform should also be clean and well presented.  What you choose to wear should be functional and …

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Health and Safety at work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work Act requires all employers to provide systems of work that are as far as reasonably practical, safe and without risks to any one’s health.  As an employee, you have the responsibility to take care of yourselves and others that may be affected by their work.  Employees must also co-operate …

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